Gulf Times - Barcelona
Huge crowds join grassroots march for jailed Catalan leaders

Huge crowds join grassroots march for jailed Catalan leaders

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans marched peacefully through Barcelona on Saturday in support of calls to free jailed separatist leaders

Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticises regional chief

Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticises regional chief

Spain's acting prime minister visited Barcelona on Monday following a week of Catalan separatist unrest, shrugging off calls to meet pro-independence leaders and accusing the regional president ...

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid as thousands protest again

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid as thousands protest again

Barcelona returned to relative calm after six days of demonstrations against the jailing of separatist leaders left hundreds injured in the tourist hotspot

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain's second-largest city, leading local residents to form their own crime-fighting patrols.

Origi, Wijnaldum complete historic Liverpool Champions League comeback

Origi, Wijnaldum complete historic Liverpool Champions League comeback

Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final ...

Police detect possible bomb in Barcelona station, evacuate trains

Police detect possible bomb in Barcelona station, evacuate trains

Police closed two train lines in Barcelona's main station on Wednesday after a security scanner detected an object inside a suitcase that could be an explosive.

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe dies aged 85

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe dies aged 85

Spain's world-famous opera singer Montserrat Caballe has died in Barcelona on Saturday, a source at the hospital where she was being treated said.

Thousands protest in Barcelona for and against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona for and against Catalan independence

Thousands of people demonstrating both for and against Catalan independence shut down parts of central Barcelona on Saturday, two days before the anniversary of a vote on secession last year that polarised the wealthy Spanish region.

Spain knife attacker was suicidal: probe source

Spain knife attacker was suicidal: probe source

Authorities are treating the incident as a "terrorist attack" although the source, who refused to be named, said "there don't appear to be any signs of jihadism."

Taxi strike targeting Uber brings chaos to Spanish cities

Taxi strike targeting Uber brings chaos to Spanish cities

Taxi drivers have choked main roads and snarled airports, bus and train stations since Saturday.

Al Sadd's Xavi to play on until at least end of year

Al Sadd's Xavi to play on until at least end of year

The World Cup champion and four-times Champions League winner said he feels fit enough to continue playing a little longer.

Messi signs new contract with Barca until 2021

Messi signs new contract with Barca until 2021

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2021, the Liga leaders confirmed, ending speculation the five-times world player of the year could leave the club he has spent his entire career for free next June.